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CIBA Swap Meet

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

On Sunday, I headed up near Indianapolis to check out the annual CIBA (Central Indiana Bicycling Association) Swap Meet. The trip was successful in that I got some great deals. There were things I was hoping to find that I didn’t find, but some unexpected deals balanced that out nicely. Behold:


  • SIDI Bullet 2 MTB Shoes
  • Sugoi wool baselayer
  • Canari short-sleeved jersey
  • Brooks leather mudflap and handlebar tape (these were the best deals I found, at $5 and $20 respectively).
  • Well-used, but nearly free, Zefal hpX4 frame pump

Surprisingly, everything I got except for the pump was new. But the prices were too good to pass up. If I knew more about bikes, I would’ve been able to take advantage of more used deals on components and such, but I often don’t know exactly what I would need. Alas.

I also ran into a few people who I knew and got to meet others who I’d heard of, but never met personally. There was a great crowd there. ICS, Nebo Ridge Bicycles, and other Indianapolis shops were well-represented.

3 Responses to “CIBA Swap Meet”

  1. doc Says:

    Nice haul! $20 for leather bar tape is awesome. I have the same pump, and it is bulletproof.

  2. Myles/ rattrappress Says:

    Great deal on the Brooks stuff! I love swap meets.

  3. Chandra Says:

    You are so lucky to get the Brooks stuff through such a great deal! I paid about 3x more for the bar tape and ditto for the mudflap! Awesome!!

    Which bike is going to get the niceties?

    I have a pair of SIDI shoes and the Zefal pump too. Small world, eh?

    Lovely photos as usual!

    Peace 🙂

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